25 July 1966: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Husband: Late Sijadu Lulamile Vulindlela Ndizana
Two children including the Late Yivani Mbali Ndizana



Matric: Mount Arthur Girl’s High School, Lady Frere, Eastern Cape (1983)

B. Soc Sc, University of Cape Town (1987)

Social Work Honors University of Cape Town (1988)

LLB, University of Natal, Durban (1991)

Accredited Arbitrator by Independent Mediation Services of South Africa (IMSSA) (1997)

Global Faculty Development Certificate (GFD) Wharton Business School, Pennsylvania, USA (2010)  


Professional History: 

Intern: Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS), University of Witwatersrand (1992)

Tutor: Labour Law Academic Support Program (Wits) 1992

Articled Clerk: Cheadle Thompson and Haysom Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg (1993 – 1995)

Professional Assistant : Von Klemperer Davis, Pietermaritzburg (1995 -1996)

Founder: Thina Siwendu & Associates later Siwendu & Partners Inc. (1996 – 2012)

Director: Corporate Commercial Department Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc (2012 – 2016)

Acting Judge of the High Court:  Gauteng Division, Johannesburg (2014 – 2016)

Judge of the High Court:  Gauteng Division, Johannesburg (2017 to present)

Special Tribunal Member in terms of the Special Investigation Unit and Special Tribunals Act  (2019 – present)

Acting Judge of the Competition Appeal Court (2021 to present)

Acting Judge, Supreme Court of Appeal: 1 June – 30 November 2022; 1 December 2022 - 31 March 2023; 1 April - 31 May 2023; 1 June - 30 September 2023


Other Activities: 

Examiner Attorneys Admission Examination Book Keeping and Ethics, KwaZulu-Natal Law Society

Member of Special Complaints Committee, KwaZulu-Natal Law Society

Part-Time contract law Teacher for Continuing Legal Education Law Society of South Africa

Deputy Chairman, South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA KZN) 

Non-Executive Director; East Coast Radio (2003 -2005)     

Research Fellow, Centre for Corporate Governance University of Stellenbosch (2008 – 2017)

Member of the United Nations Global Compact Advisory Committee (South African Local Network) (2014-2016)

Non-Executive Director in listed and unlisted companies Thebe Investments (2006- 2008) Grindrod Limited and Grindrod Bank (2008 -2010) Woolworths Holdings Limited (2009 -2017)

Commissioner of the South African Law Reform Commission (2013 – 2018)

Ministerial Designate to the National Forum for the Transformation of the Legal Profession (2015 – 2016) 

South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges member (2017 – present)

South African Judicial Education (SAJEI) Moderator and Presenter (2020 and 2021)


Honours and Awards:

Moot Finalist Final Year LLB, University of Natal, Durban (1991)

Siwendu and Partners Inc voted by Impumelelo as a Top Empowerment Companies (2003)

Regional Business Women Achiever; Professional Category by Business Women’s Association (BWA) (2004)